Mohammad Hassan Ganji

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Mohammad Hassan Ganji
Mohammad Hassan Ganji 20110425 06.jpg
Born(1912-06-11)11 June 1912
Died19 July 2012(2012-07-19) (aged 100)
Tehran, Iran
Resting placeGanji Park
NationalityIranian
Alma materTarbiat Moallem University
Victoria University of Manchester
Clark University
Awards2001 IMO Prize[1]
Scientific career
FieldsMeteorology
InstitutionsUniversity of Tehran
Doctoral advisorSamuel Van Valkenburg
Other academic advisorsHerbert John Fleure

Mohammad Hassan Ganji Ph.D (Persian: محمدحسن گنجی‎), (June 11, 1912 – July 19, 2012)[2] was an Iranian meteorologist and academic. He was born in Iran city of Birjand South Khorasan Province.

Education[change | change source]

He completed his studies in Tehran and continued to study geography in England and the United States. He next began to teach at the University of Tehran and was the first who began to teach modern geography at universities. Ganji established the Iran Meteorological Organization in 1955 and ran the organization for several years. .[3][4] He is considered to be the father of modern geography in Iran.[5]

Career[change | change source]

Ganji established the Iran Meteorological Organization in 1955 and served as the head of Iran's Department General of Meteorology from 1956 to 1968.

Works[change | change source]

He has written over 130 articles in Persian and English and has trained many scholars and masters of geography over the years.

Awards[change | change source]

  • Winner of the IMO Prize 2001 Professor M.H. Ganji (Iran)[6]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2016-03-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. پدر علم جغرافیای ایران درگذشت (in Persian). Radio Zamaneh. 2012-07-20. Retrieved 2012-07-20.
  3. http://www.presstv.ir/detail/176943.html
  4. http://www.wmo.int/pages/publications/bulletin_en/interviews/ganji_en.html
  5. "Centennial of Ganji, the father of geography in Iran, celebrated". Tehran Times. 2011-04-26. Retrieved 2020-07-10.
  6. "International Meteorological Organization (IMO) Prize". World Meteorological Organization. 2015-12-09. Retrieved 2020-12-04.

Mohammad Hassan Ganji in IRNA persian[1] Mohammad Hassan Ganji[2] Ganji[3]